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The New York Times: Why Almost Nobody Will Defend the Iowa Caucuses

November 20, 2019 As leading Democrats fight for ballot access, voting rights and diverse representation, their marquee presidential contest is hard to participate in and takes place in a state that is 90 percent... more »»

Closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities

November 15, 2019 Historically across the state of Iowa, students with disabilities have not been making acceptable achievement gains. more »»

Rural broadband is key to 21st century success

November 13, 2019 When was the last time that you unfolded a map for directions before a road trip or required a postage stamp to send a photograph to a friend? More likely than not, you have turned to a phone,... more »»

How Congress can fix high drug prices

October 30, 2019 Washington is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment, Ukraine, and transcripts. Every question we receive from the D.C. press corps is about that. more »»

Bipartisan solution to surprise medical bills reaches 100 co-sponsors

October 25, 2019 Hundreds of thousands of physicians unified under the Out of the Middle Coalition have applauded Representatives Raul Ruiz, MD, (D-Calif.) and Phil Roe, MD, (R-Tenn. more »»

Q & A: Post-Mortem: Misspent Medicaid Dollars

October 23, 2019 Q: Why is it so difficult to stop federal benefits flowing for deceased Medicaid recipients? A: Although it seems like there ought to be a simple flip of a switch, the federal agency distributing... more »»

Big projects are bankrupting our cities:Chuck Marohn says “It’s Time to Think Small”

October 17, 2019 Cities love big, flashy, expensive projects and miles of infrastructure. But Charles L. Marohn, Jr., says this approach is a recipe for financial insolvency. more »»

Our founders wanted the press to shine its spotlight

October 9, 2019 Fifty-three years ago, I was a high school kid in southern Iowa who knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life: I wanted to be a journalist. more »»

A Corporate Comeback Story

October 7, 2019 In many ways, Tama, Iowa, population 2,775, is like many other similar-sized towns around the Midwest. more »»

Iowa: Look to Nebraska for Occupational Licensing Reform

September 29, 2019 Iowa’s policymakers and business leaders agree: the state’s economy needs more skilled workers. more »»

District 72 Update: Robocalls

September 25, 2019 When we visit with constituents, some of the most common and persistent consumer complaints are about those irritating and sometimes frightening robocalls that we’re all bombarded with day and nigh. more »»

Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change: Key facts about paper’s impact

September 20, 2019 The pulp, paper and print industry is one of the lowest contributing industrial sectors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at only 1% of emissions worldwide,[1] but consumers don’t know it. more »»

Repeal 2015 Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” Ending Regulatory Patchwork

September 18, 2019 (Lenexa, Kan.) - At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary for Civil Works R.D. more »»

This school year, let’s work together to support our state’s students

September 11, 2019 With the school year back in full swing, this is a great time to talk about the importance of parent and community involvement in our local school. more »»

The National Preparedness Month of September presents a planning opportunity

September 8, 2019 There’s a day, a week or a month for everything these days. Some designations, of course, are more important than others. more »»

Who is going to pay?

September 4, 2019 We knew it was coming. A push to build a new school, or to completely remodel the middle school. It was easy to see was coming last winter when the district paid someone $12,500. more »»

“Get Your Walk On”

August 28, 2019 We’ve got a big goal this year, Iowans, and we need your help to achieve it. The Healthiest State Annual Walk is celebrating its ninth year. more »»

Improving rural health care

August 24, 2019 Rural communities are struggling to keep health care services available to their residents. more »»

Lindsey Graham’s Blank Check

August 21, 2019 “History  doesn’t  repeat itselfbut  it often  rhymes” -Often credited to Mark Twain  On July 5, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II  of Germany pledged his country’s unconditional support for whateve... more »»



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